Army awards OTAs for the Common Synthetic Environment

By Jaspreet Gill / June 18, 2019 at 10:11 AM

The Army awarded two other transaction agreements late last week for the Synthetic Training Environment’s Common Synthetic Environment.

According to a recent Federal Business Opportunities notice, VT MAK of Cambridge, MA, will perform the training management tool and simulation software capabilities for $95 million and Vricon Systems, LLC of McLean, VA, will perform the one world terrain capability for $94.7 million. The awards were made June 14.

The Common Synthetic Environment includes the STE’s Training Management Tool, Training Simulation Software capabilities and One World Terrain. It is estimated to be fielded to over 400 locations and will allow soldiers to conduct realistic training anywhere in the world and enable interoperability with future operational capabilities like mission command systems. An initial operational capability for the Common Synthetic Environment is expected by September 2021.

According to the notice, a follow-on production effort may be awarded after the prototype effort is completed. The effort "could involve, though is not limited to, the potential requirement for continued development and baseline management, further scaling of the solution, integration of the capability to fit within the Department of Defense’s future state of operation and training environments."

The first round of OTAs was awarded last June to Applied Research Associates, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Bugeye Technologies, Calytrix, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Tenosar.